|Item Weight||8.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||4 x 2 x 36 inches|
|Item model number||10311|
|Material||16 gauge steel|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Buddybar Door Jammer
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- The Buddybar will not fall off your door.
- There are no plastic parts on the Buddybar.
- The Buddybar is 8.2 lbs. of beautifully powder coated steel.
- The patent-pending Buddybar is simply the strongest home security bar on the market.
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How much is your personal and family security worth? The answer is priceless, but it won't cost you nearly that much with the Buddybar Door Jammer. Of course you can buy door jammers that are less than half the price of ours. But before you do, we encourage you to compare the products. We think you will agree that the Buddybar is engineered with far-superior quality and addresses common points of failure in cheaper doorjammers. Now isn't that peace of mind worth it? Sometimes you really DO get what you pay for! The Buddybar Door Jammer is made of 16 gauge, powder coated steel. There are no plastic parts on the Buddybar. The Buddybar installs in seconds, no tools required. The foot is 2"x4" rubber coated, steel, articulating, non-marring, providing for a solid grip. Great for Home, Apartment, Dorm, Traveling, extends from 36" to 51". The Buddybar works great on carpet, tile, concrete, wood.
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Very Sturdy: As other reviewers have noted, Buddy Bar is all steel while the competition is made of aluminum. What they failed to mention is that competing products have key parts made of cheap plastic, such as the piece that holds the door handle. Our Master Lock model had this piece break on us; to our knowledge there was no significant stress exerted on it. Buddy Bar does not suffer this weakness. Also like the Masterlock model, Buddy Bar can be used as a makeshift bat when needed.
Stable: Buddy Bar seems to hold well on wood and tile floors. I did not try it on carpet, but I would guess judging from the design that it would be fine on carpet as well.
Easy to use: Like its Master Lock door bar cousin and similar products, Buddy Bar is easy to adjust.
No installation required: Unlike some door security products like OnGARD, a floor door brace, there is no need to call a contractor to install the Buddy Bar. You also won't have to worry about having the right type of floor for installation
Better locking mechanism: While not fool proof, the Buddy Bar locking mechanism is better than its Master Lock cousins. It will either totally stop someone or it will buy you additional precious minutes. To my knowledge burglars are already familiar enough with Master Lock's door brace, where it will only slow them down for approx 8-15 minutes. Buddy Bar will buy you even more time.
Price: While not as cheap as the Master Lock door jammers, Buddy Bar is much cheaper than the total cost of a built-in floor door brace like OnGARD. It's also a few hundred dollars cheaper than an iron door security screen, and doesn't make your house feel like a prison.
Weight: due to the quality materials, this is much heavier than the cheaper Master Lock grade of door bars. If you have trouble lifting about 20lbs of weight every day, you will be annoyed. Moreover if the Buddy Bar accidentally fell on a wood or tile floor, I would guess that there would be some damage unlike its lighter cousins. You also probably won't be taking this while travelling (I use the Master Lock door jams for this sometimes).
Price: While not as expensive as the total cost of a built-in floor door brace like OnGARD and way cheaper than metal door security screens, Buddy Bar is more than double the price of the Master Lock door jammer.
Loosens Door Knob: I'm not sure why but for some reason the Buddy Bar loosens the screws on my door knob over time. I suspect it has something to do with its weight and material, since this wasn't an issue with the Master Lock door jammer. A little annoying, but all you have to do is check your door knob from time to time and tighten the screws again.
Not totally foolproof: While a lot better than the Master Lock grade of door jams, I do not believe it is foolproof. If burglars can overcome Master Lock door jams, they can eventually figure out the Buddy Bar (though it will take a lot more effort and time). That being said, the best door security systems are installed into the floor such as OnGARD. However just for the product itself, OnGARD is double the cost of Buddy Bar. Not to mention that this doesn't even include installation which could cost $60-$100+ more since it requires a contractor in most cases (EDIT: contractor costs may be lower or higher depending on your situation: area, type of flooring, and so on).
Buddy Bar is a good inexpensive way to secure your door. It is on a good middle ground in door security; not too cheap and not too pricey.
For both bars I did the following test: I put them on my front doors, which are a double set of doors, where the second door has slide bar locks at the top and bottom and the main door has a standard door knob that fits into the second door. The floor by my door is wood (just so you know what the foot was on). After installing the security bar and unlocking the front door I went outside through another door. I had the doorknob turned so it was only the security bar holding the door shut. I kept giving it very solid pushes with my shoulder for about 20 sec. I kept trying to see if I could knock the bar loose by repeated quick pushes (putting most of my weight into it) and quickly releasing.
For the Master Lock bar the door itself was giving some, I noticed the area right by the knob (where the bar is) was giving a little. By the end of the 20 seconds it was slightly more lose, but was still holding firm enough to keep the door shut. When I went back inside and inspected it, the bottom of the bar had slid just a fraction of an inch (which is why it seemed looser at the end), but it was still secure. I'm sure if someone was really going all out they could eventually get through the door, but at least if they do I am confident I will be awake and ready to respond (and already on the phone with 911).
When I used the Buddybar, there was noticeably less give in the door and it never got any looser. After the 20 second test I went in and checked and it had not budged at all. This thing is solid. If someone gets through my front door with this thing on it would require breaking the door itself.
With information on bump keys (google it if you don't know what they are) easily available on the Internet it is becoming a more likely scenario for a thief to use one, thus potentially entering in total silence. While a chain lock or slide bolt would also make sure they had to make some noise for entry, I think the security bar will make the door more solid than either of those and give you more time to react. A medium set burglar who already bumped your deadbolt and doorknob lock could get through many chain or slide bar locks with one strong shoulder push. From my testing I think even a heavy set burglar would have to give at least several full on hits to defeat the Master Lock bar and would have to break the door with the Buddybar. In either case you should have more time to react.
I think the Master Lock bar is a good economical bar and will be suitable for many people, but the Buddybar definitely provides superior security, though at a premium price.
YES, & it is EASY to USE!!! YES, & it has made me feel allot safer, considering, the very crappy door lock on my present apartment...
When it is engaged, there is nothing that is going to move it, not, unless, they will break the entire door apart, REALLY!!!!
Great Product, extremely durable, & STRONG...
Of course, it cost more than most of those (very cheap) crappy door stops, but, THIS THING is ROCK SOLID, STEAL, NO GIVE, NO BENDING, PERIOD!!!
When You will jack it up against the door with the one move crank, YOU could pop the door handle right off, ir you WANT... Yes, it is super tight, NO DOUBT... Oh Yea, THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCT...